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When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, mighty was the outrage of the American establishment.

If Russia’s security services filched those emails, and a troll farm in Saint Petersburg sent tweets and texts to stir up rancor in our politics, it was said, this was an attack on American democracy and its most sacred of rituals — the elections by which we chose our leaders.

Some called it an “act of war.” Others compared it to Pearl Harbor.

Almost all agreed it was intolerable interference in the internal affairs of the United States which called forth both condemnation and retribution.

Yet, when it comes to interfering in the affairs of other nations, how sinless, how blameless, are we Americans?

During the Cold War, the United States regularly dumped over regimes we believed imperiled our cause — Iran in 1953, Guatemala in 1954, the Congo in the 1960s. After the Cold War, the United States was a major mover in the “color revolutions” that changed regimes in Ukraine and Georgia.

According to Victoria Nuland, then of the State Department, now back again, \$5 billion was pumped in to effect the overthrow of the democratically elected pro-Russian regime in Kiev and its replacement by a pro-American one.

This was the triggering event that caused Vladimir Putin to annex Crimea to secure his country’s Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol.

Consider the reaction in this capital to the arrest and imprisonment of dissident Alexei Navalny, following his return from Germany, where he had been treated for chemical poisoning, allegedly by Putin’s security services.

In an editorial, “Nothing But a Poisoner,” The Washington Post thundered:

“Western governments should be doing what they can to help this unprecedented challenge to Mr. Putin’s autocracy survive and grow…

“Mr. Putin has dedicated himself to exploiting the weaknesses in democratic systems. Now is the time to return the favor.”

Consider what the Post is calling for here:

The U.S. and NATO nations should openly side with protesters in Russia’s cities whose goal is the overthrow of Putin and of the internationally recognized government of Russia.

How, one wonders, would Americans react if Putin openly urged worldwide support for the “Stop the Steal” mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election?

Though Americans are divided over racial, cultural, social and moral issues, liberal interventionists still talk of our “universal values” that represent the future toward which all nations should aspire. Among these are the values of democracy as practiced in the United States.

These are the standards by which other nations are to be judged. And nations that do not conform to these standards are candidates for U.S. interference in their affairs. Ours is an ideological imperialism of a rare order.

Where did we Americans acquire the right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations — be they autocracies, monarchies or republics — that do not threaten or attack us?


When we have intervened in these nations militarily, disaster has most often been the result. It was partly because the regimes of Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen did not comport to our ideas of good governance that we went in militarily to change them. Result: millions of dead, wounded and displaced Arabs and Muslims all across the Middle East. A historic calamity.

When the Arab Spring arose, we embraced it. The democratic revolution was here! And what happened in the largest Arab nation that responded as we insisted, Egypt?

An ally of 30 years, President Hosni Mubarak, was ousted. The Muslim Brotherhood was voted into power. It was replaced a year later by a new general, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, a man more ruthless than Mubarak.

This week, the generals in Myanmar (Burma) ousted the civilian leadership of the country and assumed full power. President Joe Biden reacted reflexively, calling it a “direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy.”

“In a democracy,” said Biden, “force should never seek to override the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election.”

Derek Mitchell of the National Democratic Institute, a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy, explained: “Democracy is one of the pillars of the Biden Administration’s foreign policy agenda. They recognize they have to address this pretty seriously. The question is what to do.”

Actually, the larger question, the basic question is why the internal affairs of Burma, a nation 10,000 miles from the United States, are the business of the United States.

The post-Cold War world, where America stood in moral judgment of the democracy credentials of all other nations, and acted against those that did not sufficiently conform, is coming to an end.

And if we do not give up this ideological imperialism, that end, especially where Russia and China are concerned, could come sudden and soon.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Rational says:


    Thanks, Sir. Great points, like usual.

    The crook Joe Biden, with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, was appointed as a sham “President” by the Judaists who stole the election for him, covered up his and his son’s crimes and corruption in their Jewish controlled MSM, etc.

    See the article by Michelle Malkin entitled: Malkin: The Zuckerberg heist.

    After stealing the election, the sham “President” Biden has appointed so many Judaists, that the white house now has a minyan:

    (I hope the Republicans will wake up and do all they can to block the alien invasion, in the legislature and through the Court, as that is the Judaists’ #1 plan to exterminate the goyim. The crook Biden must be sued and stopped from doing more human trafficking. )

    Biden should also resign and let Trump become President of this country, or they should shut up about Burma, as the USA is much worse, more corrupt, more election theft by the Judaists, etc. than any 3rd world country.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Troll: Corvinus
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  2. Exile says:

    This sounds more like the Pat Buchanan of the 1990’s and 00’s. Good to hear.

    Pat’s at his worst when trying to excuse the shortcomings of “his own” party (his in his heart, not theirs – the GOP does not want him) and pulling his punches.

    • Replies: @Weaver
    , @Charles Carroll
  3. Pat queries “what to do”? I say keep praying,paying and voting.
    We’re a nation of laws,based on precedents,religious morals
    intellectual brilliance and divine intervention,
    with a specific constitution that prohibits foreign entanglements.

    SO…how is this happening?
    Why is this reality? Stupid,Greedy,Guilty people?

    VOTERS who like money,more money and more money?
    DIStraction,DEStruction DYSfunction and more weapons…
    Has this ever worked? This is NOT good.

    So keep praying and paying and voting and make money.

    • LOL: Realist
  4. Is the US’s Imperialism really “ideological” in nature? After all, the US has been more than happy to prop up etc fascists, tyrants & vicious countries of all shades of black. The KSA, Sth Vietnam, the Shah’s Iran & so on. Nor has the US been too picky about helping overthrow democracies, like Chile in the 70’s.
    The US is simply about Empire & the benefits it returns to its Oligarchs.
    Imagine a clenched fist, with brass knuckles, grasping an untidy wodge of \$100 notes. Who the hell needs ideology ?

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    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  5. In the meantime, the communist left democrats, being aided by the fake news media, are making it impossible for former Trump aides to find a job. Welcome to Soviet America.

    • Troll: Corvinus
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  6. El Dato says:

    the overthrow of the democratically elected pro-Russian regime in Kiev

    It was NOT a “pro-Russian regime”. That is an MSM canard.

    From Richard Sakwa writes in “Frontline Ukraine”:

    The problems were compounded by Ukraine’s NATO aspirations, which provoked harsh statements from Moscow. A Russian foreign-ministry statement on 13 January 2008 ‘warned that further expansion of NATO could produce a serious political–military upheaval that would affect the interests of Russia’. Potential integration with NATO, an issue that was to be discussed at the Bucharest summit in April, ‘would force Russia to undertake “appropriate measures”’. In his 14 February annual press conference, Putin, in the words of the cable, ‘lashed out against Ukraine’s MAP [Membership Action Plan] request, saying that the majority of Ukrainian citizens were against their country’s NATO membership but Ukrainian leaders did not ask their opinion […] “What kind of democracy is this? he asked.”’ Bucharest backed off the immediate issuance of a MAP, but Ukraine’s NATO aspirations were recognised. The Americans had been clearly warned just how concerned Moscow was about potential NATO enlargement to its borders, yet it took the combined efforts of the French and Germans to dissuade President George W. Bush from starting the process of Ukrainian and Georgian accession then and there. The Russo Georgian war of August 2008 was in effect the first of the ‘wars to stop NATO enlargement’; the Ukraine crisis of 2014 is the second. It is not clear whether humanity would survive a third.

    Well, Ukraine seems to be ready to have another go at it.

    Ukrainian President Zelensky admits he’s ‘angry’ with Trump over leaked phone call, expresses hope Biden will help Kiev join NATO

    How does “Rump Ukraine” as in “anything west of Kiev” sound? Then Rump Ukraine can accede to NATO, the EU or anything else it wants.

    And also:

    As the Russo-Georgian war progressed, on 12 August Yushchenko visited Tbilisi and issued two decrees more closely regulating Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) operating out of Sevastopol [the fleet is Russian but Ukraine manages Sevastopol at that point in time], and reaffirmed that the basing rights agreed in 1997 would be terminated in 2017. The issue could hardly have been more painful for Moscow, but the torture was enhanced by making the announcement in Georgia. Yushchenko was indeed a ‘visionary’ in his inability to put himself in the shoes of the other. The cables demonstrate that, for
    the US, Russian concerns were not so much ignored as simply not considered worthy of consideration. This blindness was prevalent among the monists in Kiev, compounded by the campaign, spearheaded by Yushchenko, to obtain international recognition of the Holodomor as genocide. On the other side, those who were more inclined to take Russian concerns into account were associated with corruption and bad governance practices.

    Guess the Black Sea Fleet problem has been decisively solved.

    • Thanks: Lucy Lipinska
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  7. FerW says:

    LMAO @ “ideological imperialism”.

    As animalogic mentioned, by looking at the effective results of so many US regime-change interventions and “sponsorships” around the world we realise that for the US, ideology is just the excuse and rhetoric, the foundation upon which the “moral mandate” to rule the world is constructed (the US “exceptionalism”).

    The Western empire (US + Judea + vassals) is an economic, cultural, and military empire, like so many before it. Its ideology (so often summarised in slogans: “democracy”, “freedom”, “human rights”, “equality”, …, materialism, multiculturalism, disgenics, sexual depravity, …, ;^) is circumscribed to the sphere of mainstream, i.e. state, public opinion.

    • Replies: @Weaver
    , @Mulga Mumblebrain
  8. Weaver says:

    There was potential in Trump, but he got lazy.

    Pat knows as well as any the wars will be blamed on WASPs. No matter what happens, WASPs pay for, fight in, and get blamed for the warring.

    While many even support the wars, they should be seen as innocent savages, akin to Polynesian cannibals who didnt know better. WASPs arent calling the shots, arent directing policy, and the policy doesnt serve our interests.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  9. Being in a state of continuous conflict with neighbors and rest of the world, proves beyond doubt (if any were needed) that the Jews control the US government.

  10. Weaver says:

    Why are we against Venezuela and Cuba if not ideology? Similarly Brazil, Bolivia. I dont disagree with you, but many believe in the ideology. It seems to have some small level of importance.

    End of History, Fukuyama, seems to have some small impact.

    • Replies: @FerW
  11. Emslander says:

    The presidential election processes of 2020, even if they hadn’t resulted in the fraudulent result, were no shining example of the blessings of democracy. Our convoluted, indirect, multi-layered and unaccountable manner of choosing the “most powerful man on earth” is a tale of caution to the rest of the planet. It’s only going to get worse from now on, so our insistence on ourselves as the model will never convince any country to follow.

    Does that mean constant wars against peoples who want to establish their own kinds of governance? I suspect so, until the house of cards collapses. I seem to recall this happening to various prominent empires of the past.

  12. Rurik says:

    These are the standards by which other nations are to be judged. And nations that do not conform to these standards are candidates for U.S. interference in their affairs. Ours is an ideological imperialism of a rare order.

    Where did we Americans acquire the right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations — be they autocracies, monarchies or republics — that do not threaten or attack us?

    might means right, Pat

    basically Orwell as foreign (and domestic) policy

    2 + 2 = 5

    ..if America says it does.

    if Victoria Nuland was spending 5 billion of our money funding democracy in Ukraine, and America says so, then it’s for you to get your mind right.

    If America says Russia hacked the election, or Assad gassed his people, or Iran is a threat to global freedom and peace, then it’s for you to get your mind right.

    If America says Putin’s (nonexistent) aggression in Ukraine is untenable, but Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is noble, then it’s for the world to get their mind right.

    I’ve come to think that the more insulting and ‘in your face’ the hypocrisy is, the better they like it.

    America is like Jerry Sandusky or Jeffry Epstein lecturing the world on children’s rights.

    They should have Biden touring Gitmo, (perhaps as a detainee is being force-fed) while White House correspondents ask him what is to be done about human rights violations in Myanmar.

    The more stark the hypocrisy, the more the message gets across. We are not appealing to your sense of justice or decency- America is saying to the world. Rather, we are telling you to get your mind right.

    It has nothing to do with justice or truth or democracy, quite the contrary.

    the point is to impress upon the people of the world, that raw power is now the ruling force.

    First they came for the Palestinians…

    • Thanks: Lucy Lipinska
  13. Some of you suggest that Pat has become senile, but he sounds very clear-thinking here to me.

  14. “Ideological imperialism” is moving the US towards confrontation with Russia and China, as Pat Buchanan portentously warns. The current administration is blind to the course it is on – world war three.

  15. Rurik says:

    the wars will be blamed on WASPs. No matter what happens, WASPs pay for, fight in, and get blamed for the warring.

    not just the warring, but for all the suffering and misery in the world.

    when a Haitian child hungers, or a Somali girl’s clit is hacked off, that is a direct consequence of (especially American) white men’s racism, oppression, and exploitation.

    when a black thug shoots another black thug in Chicago, ditto.

    ‘Bug chaser’ gets AIDs and dies, yep you guessed it.

    But what I’m openly hoping for, is the yearned-for day when these white men in uniform, or at the recruiting office, FINALLY, and at long last, realize that they’re fighting and dying to benefit the very people who hate their guts the most.

    No one. Not the black thugs in Detroit or Chicago, or the race-hate losers of La Raza, or the fanatical Wahhabists of radical Islam, or anyone else even comes close, to the literally insane hatred that Jewish supremacists harbor in their envious black hearts for the white man.

    And it is on their behalf, that 60 million white Christians died (often horrifically) during WWII. A war that was funded and foisted specifically by International Jewish supremacy, (Bolsheviks and the NYC banksters who funded them), in order to burn Christendom (Western civ.) down to the ground, so that Zion could rule the planet on the ashes of the white, Western world.

    All old news for anyone paying the slightest bit of attention.

    But that has always been for the few who look behind the curtain, not for the masses.

    What I’m hoping is that now, that they’ve perpetrated an open coup d’état, and are imposing a regime that openly hates the white man with a psychotic ferocity, and seeks to criminalize him as a ‘domestic terrorist’, in his own lands and homes, that finally, FINALLY, whitey will wake the fuck up!

    And if he does, then the first thing he’s going to notice, is that Vlad Putin and he have the exact same enemy.

    When that truth manages to breach the iron, bovine cranium of the average WASP/Catholic/atheist or agnostic white man, then perhaps there might be some hope for what’s left.

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  16. Stick says:

    I think we have our own problems with Juntas. No need to go looking for trouble.

  17. When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump…

    That never happened. Who killed Seth Rich?

  18. Chris Moore says: • Website

    The implications of Buchanan’s article are obvious: the corrupt “American” government has become an imperial juggernaut that has turned its guns on the American people.

    But this is no normal imperial juggernaut. This one is being run by a Zionist elite that has as its essence a deep-seated and even murderous hostility to non-kosher, non-“Party” citizens — particularly ones with the temerity to criticize the “chosen.” They’re on the list of deplorable undesirables and untouchables right along with the ones with the cheek to actually march on the Imperial seat of power.

    What are the implications of this for average Americans? The same as they are for average Palestinians, Arabs and Persians in Israel’s proximity for the last 50 years: War, both Cold and Hot.

    Stuttering Joe Biden is an appropriately warped and perverted “victim” front-man for a warped and perverted “victim” ruling class.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  19. This was the triggering event that caused Vladimir Putin to annex Crimea to secure his country’s Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol


    The bullshit never ends.

    The people of the Crimea voted, by 90% to secede from Ukraine and applied for admittance to the Russian Federation.

  20. The National Endowment for Democracy was created by Reagan.

  21. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:

    Buchanan is becoming unreadable. Now he literally starts his articles with Hillary’s propaganda material about Russian hacking of the 2016 election. At least it spared me reading the rest.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  22. FerW says:

    You bring interesting examples, Weaver1. You are right about many believing in the ideology. Many do so honestly even. Part of the point I wanted to make was that it is better to judge results, rather than intentions (whether they are honest or hypocritical).

    As for the mentioned cases, except for Brazil, it is very telling to note that all of them were geopolitically not aligned with the US (and Bolivia and Venezuela are democracies, however many deficiencies they may have).

    I’m not sure what you are referring to in the case of Brazil. The old military junta or something recent? If the former, then AFAIU, in the coup of 1964 the existing government was from the Left. Because of Cold War-era dynamics in Latin America the traditional (say, iron-forging and coal-mining rather than libertine and neo-liberal) Left was typically very critical of the US (it goes hand-in-hand with their criticism of imperialism; yes, in Latin America the traditional non-commie Left was fairly nationalistic, certainly when compared to the current globalist, neo-liberal Left of the West). So, if the US did intervene or “sponsored” someone during the coup of ’64 in Brazil, then it was the military against the democratic government. Reportedly, the US had warships in the Atlantic prepared to assist in the overthrow. How much influence it actually had on events I’m not knowledgeable enough to say. What I can say is that, under the justification of countering communism, the US, directly or indirectly, economically or militarily, rhetorically or kinetically, rightly or wrongly, supported several military coups against democratically-elected governments, not less in Latin America. Which I think illustrates the point I made in my original comment.

    Finally, to try and answer your question more directly, I would like to mention that wars tend to be very profitable for certain powerful groups of interests in the MIIC, finance, energy, and government sectors. Needless to say, this contrasts sharply with the “profit” for the majority of the population, which, as someone said already, largely funds, fights, and dies in them.

    • Replies: @Resartus
    , @Weaver
  23. anon[210] • Disclaimer says:

    “In a democracy,” said Biden, “force should never seek to override the will of the people or attempt to erase the outcome of a credible election.”

    That’s rich coming from the one who did just that.

    Those who live in glass houses…

    America should be so lucky to have a military coup, unfortunately the Pentagon is also run by the Deep State.

  24. Altai says:

    The simple reality is that liberal democracies can be controlled or corrupted in a way that authoritarian ones can’t. If Russia’s existing democracy came to comport itself entirely to the satisfaction of all Western mores, then ordinary Russians would be immiserated. (More than they already are) We know this, we saw this in the 1990s. ‘Democracy’ has no answer to why that is.

    The answer is representative Democracy will come to attune itself to the class prejudices and attitudes of the representatives. And those same representatives can also be corrupted by money or pre-selected through political careerism.

    Democracy is also the enemy of possibility. It tends to stagnate. Individuals are taught, ‘Well I don’t like the government but it is fully legitimate because a majority or as close as we can get to it, do’. It launders legitimacy for politicians who go against the wishes or interests of the people. Whereas authoritarian regimes have claims to legitimacy that lie with what they actually do and people can easily articulate for revolution under such circumstances. The CCP in China being a good example, they are constantly on edge about their legitimacy in a way that corrupt Western politicians never even give a second thought towards.

  25. barr says:

    Like capitalism, American war machine has to churn out new products. (Though Bush jr was cautioned against introducing new products in summer of 2004 0r 2007 by I think Carl l Rove or D Blair . )

    Think of the products : Afghan war Iraq war Somalian war Yemeni war t Libyan war and Syrian war .

    Before the data was out from ongoing existing war ,we moved to the next, sending the ongoing war to oblivion and getting caught and wrapped up in the rationale for the next war as Bible words as god given obligations .
    Now if there were s no Libayn war or Syrian war or USA- created ISIS resurgence, we still would be talking about Abu Ghraib and Gunatanamo Bay or debating about legality of Afghanistan war or domestic Anthrax conspiracy .

    Rolling out new products make us forget the injustice,trauma torture and illegality of the previous war and predictably lead us to the journey for eternal war

    .We segue into war while talking of peace prosperity democracy and corruption .These are the advertising materials on the TV for the new war.

    Capitalism has matured and doeskin look like the capitalism in its intents and purposes of early 20 th century So has the war . It doesn’t serve the interest that has been served until 1991.

    Reversal of 1991 doctrine in less than 30 yrs ! Following it has turned the fate of USA from the only country – omnipresent ,unrivaled,inimitable peerless unmatched power -to surreal reality inverting the crowning moment and turning the doctrine it on its head.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  26. Resartus says:

    As for the mentioned cases, except for Brazil,

    As for Brazil, I doubt many know it, but they are the only country that’s had
    a major immigration from the U.S.
    Yes, 10s of thousands Confederate Democrats relocated after the war….
    Lock, Stock and Barrel, to include slaves…

    Many returned after a few years, though they created an entire city,
    their children/children’s children make up a large part of the population in that region of

  27. SafeNow says:

    (End to imperialism) “could come sudden and soon.”

    What does this mean? A harshly worded letter from the Chinese, telling the U.S. to suddenly and soon end the imperialism, in response to which the U.S. ends it?

  28. Richard B says:

    Where did we Americans acquire the right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations — be they autocracies, monarchies or republics — that do not threaten or attack us?

    “….we Americans”?

    Americans don’t give orders. They take orders.

    Specifically from these guys.

    They don’t even pander. They simply obey.

  29. Mr. Buchanan: While I heartily agree with all of the sentiments you express, I am inclined, nevertheless, to be a little bit picky about what you leave out, namely the fact that the United States itself has abandoned democracy in every functional sense. The Biden administration is no more legitimate than that of Mr. Putin. In a sense it is even less legitimate than Putin, given the fact that Putin is probably still supported by more than 50% of the Russian electorate. But you have perhaps been cowed, as have other principled people in the United States into ceasing your condemnation of the subverted Presidential election. Apparently the columnist in the Washington Post who compared stolen election accusations to holocaust denial is getting her way. It is vital, in my opinion, that people of principle, who value free speech and fair elections in our country, speak out forcefully and continually about the election fraud and how it produced an illegitimate “president.”

    The reason it is important, in the present context of your article, is that it shows the utter hypocrisy of this administration, in calling out other countries for undemocratic behavior. I am not speaking “through my hat” here in bringing up the stolen election. Anyone who has watched the legislative hearings on the election fraud in the affected states, know that Rudy Giuliani, the Amistad Project, and other attorneys and independent academics made an extremely compelling and convincing argument that the fraud was massive and it was determinative of the outcome. How can we let this pass by? Until the US Supreme Court ultimately rules that we are not entitled to free speech about the stolen election, it is imperative that we not let this issue lapse.

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  30. @Exile

    People in “his own party” are most responsible for the triggering event that occurred about 20 years ago.

  31. Antifa should be called PROLIG or pro-oligarchy.

  32. Malla says:

    the Shah’s Iran

    The USA Probably destroyed the Shah. The USA has also put communists in power, like Castro.

  33. Rayofhope says:

    DNC emails were downloaded onto a thumb drive or similar device. Study the analysis of Bill Benney and others for details based on time stamps on the Wikileaks delivered emails.
    More than once Assange stated that State actors were not involved. There is no reason for Assange lie, which he hasn’t done before. If it’s a wrong statement provide details contrary to this.
    Russiagate was created by DNC controlled by Hillary Clinton within 24 hours of losing election in 2016.
    Enemy is internal consisting of Military Industrial CIA and other Intelligence Agencies MEDIA Wall Street Congressional and Think Tank complex.
    Based on nearly 100% lies, humanity could be annihilated in a Nuclear War with Russia. Russia and China are Strategic partners now predominantly based on lies particularly since 2016.
    Buchanan can state these facts for better clarity.

  34. tyrone says:

    Russia hacked the DNC???? we don’t know that ,we only have the DNC’s word on that ,they never let the FBI see their servers.

    • Replies: @Weaver
  35. The West is very lucky.

    The Russian president, V. V. Putin is very weak!

    I mean literally very weak.

    He does and can do nothing against the endless humiliations the West is inflicting on Russia.

    • Disagree: Mulga Mumblebrain
  36. ”Where did we Americans acquire the right to intervene in the internal affairs of nations — be they autocracies, monarchies or republics — that do not threaten or attack us?”

    Where indeed? Moreover, where did the USA arrogate to itself the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) – see Samantha Power – which was a thinly described to ad being a Responsibility to Bomb (R2B) or (R2A) Responsibility to Assassinate (R2A) or Responsibility to Sanction (R2S). Where did the US arrogate to itself to commit mass murder in Iraq which involved the extermination of five hundred and sixty five thousand children in Iraq as a result of US sanctions. See Madelaine Albright in this respect.

    One day a reckoning will come and future generations – if they are still around – and the full story will be told.

    • Replies: @Weaver
  37. anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:

    Yes, the SCO could decapitate the US pretty easily, because despite COG provisions, it is a totalitarian command structure. You just reach in and take the apex out. It’s easier because impunity (the outmoded concept of absolute sovereignty) has degraded the state’s defensive capacity with looting and pervasive corruption. This is a state that can only win a war against defenseless civilians like us here at home.

    That would be kind of drastic, but if that’s what it takes to remove this criminal enterprise of a state, I’m all for it. What’s another 400,000 deaths after CIA’s development and use of banned biological weapons? It will be worth it to put a stop to that shit. If the casualties were concentrated in the beltway and environs, they would have given their worthless drone parasite lives for a good cause, liberation of the USA.

    Here’s what I don’t get. There’s a very easy, also painful preparatory step the aggrieved parties could take. Why doesn’t all of CELAC take the US to the World Court for manifest breach of the 1928 Civil Strife Convention?

    Another open-and-shut case to pile on top of the ICJ’s emergency order against illegal US blockade of Iran (2018.) There’s plenty of forensic documentation showing the US government is hosti humani generis – but the more precedent you pile up, the more the US is openly acknowledged as a threat to peace, not just in worldwide public opinion, as it is now, but in the term of art that justifies collective self-defense. Decapitation of the US threat to peace will break the UN, but it’s perfectly consistent with the absolute sanctified rule of law affirmed in Nicaragua v. United States of America. The more precedent you pile up, the fewer repercussions a decapitation strike would have.

    Nuke Langley and its DC figureheads. Just dot your i’s and cross your t’s first.

  38. @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    The Democrats ‘Communists”? It is to laugh. They are Deep State fascists. Count all the reliefs of fasces spread through the Capitol building. There are nice ones just behind Pelosi’s Imperial commode.

    • Replies: @Weaver
  39. @El Dato

    Yushchenko was a drunkard who followed US orders. If Zelenskiy attempts to join NATO, the farce of an independent Banderite Ukraine will end-one way or another.

  40. @FerW

    The true Western ‘ideology’ is greed plus hatred of others, both open-ended and insatiable.

    • Troll: Kolya Krassotkin
  41. Weaver says:

    Pat used the word “may.” In other words, Pat did not say Russia did anything at all.

  42. Weaver says:
    @Donald Duck

    I’m not to blame for these crimes. Democracy means an evil oligarchy does horrible things and then blames a clueless mass of voters. I’m against the empire, always have been. I do not accept responsibility for its sins.

  43. Weaver says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    What’s the difference? Applied communism is different where?

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  44. anonymous[393] • Disclaimer says:

    so that Zion could rule the planet on the ashes of the white, Western world.

    The implication appears to be that it should be the white western world which should continue to rule the world? And, not Zion?

    Fuck y’all whitevil racist mofers! We don’t want to be ruled by pagan godless supremacist lowlifes.

    average WASP/Catholic/atheist or agnostic white man

    Next time you could simply abbreviate that to the average “godless” white(vil) man. It conveys exactly the same meaning.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
    , @Rurik
  45. anonymous[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @Chris Moore

    Who is this “ruling class”?

    The orange pig came with much fanfare with the MAGA dog-whistle, and a promise to “drain the swamp.” Who brought the orange lowlife to power? The majority whitevil racist mofers. Did the retarded orangutan follow up on his promise? No! He willingly provided his nether hole for a constant reaming by the judenscum. He gave them everything, and more. Whitevil racist mofers were witnessing all this and what did they want next? They wanted more of him!!!

    The senile old fart was elected by another set of whiteys. He will do no better than RumpelThinSkin, as he grovels at the feet of the judenscum. They are all the same.

    Chrizzies got their core creed, “god made man in the image of himself,” from the judenscum. This is what made them justify Christ as a mangod, an abominable heresy. Their scriptures idolises the judenscum. The fault then lies with Chrizzianity.

    The whitevil Chrizzie love for the judenscum will be the cause of their much hoped (by us) destruction. Poetic justice!

  46. Biden and Blinken seem to have the political accumen of Donald Trump. The DoJ seized assets of oil on the Aegeis Greek ship transporting Iraniaian oil, claiming that it would fund terrorism, since the Trump administration  declared the IRGC and Al Qus force terrorist networks, marking the first time in world history that a sovereign nations military was officially designated as a terrorist network.

    Just yesterday, Biden and Blinken claimed that they intended to focus on strengthening ties with Iran, including re-joining the JCPOA recklessly abandoned by the Trump/Pompeo/ Kushner administration.

    Yesterday they wanted to ally with Iran, today they seize sovereign national assets!

    More of the same! Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! It is really impossible to believe that these diplomatic dipshits even have a brain at all! They simply couldn’t have brains! Nobody that had a brain would do the things that they do!

    Andrea Iravani

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  47. Weaver says:

    I appreciate the reply. You seem to understand Latin America better than I do. Regarding Brazil, I was just thinking of Bolsonaro who seems supported by the US. Those in power in the US today seem different from even 30 years ago, but ideology still seems to matter to a degree.

    Results are what to focus upon, yes. And the ideology seems to change. capitalism/democracy.

    Off topic: One day I’ll understand Latin America. Its Left interests me. I expect Uruguay’s Left is like Europe’s, however. You seem better educated than most Europeans and Americans. We’re made to be dumb in the US; so, politics is very difficult for Americans.

  48. KenH says:

    Ideological imperialism here at home will also lead to a bad end and potentially radicalize millions of whites who wished to just keep their heads down and live their lives. But our Jewish led authoritarian left wing government has other plans and wants to force all whites to kneel before an evil and corrupt system that seeks their disenfranchisement and genocide.

    Whatever we think of Trump, and some of us were rightly critical of him, the 2020 election was a case of top down regime change and color revolution here at home and the revelations in the recent TIME magazine piece are just the tip of the iceberg, IMO. Trump did not lose fair and square nor did Biden win fair and square.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  49. @anonymous

    Though I AGREE with Rurik’s comments, especially

    “What I’m hoping is that now, that they’ve perpetrated an open coup d’état, and are imposing a regime that openly hates the white man with a psychotic ferocity, and seeks to criminalize him as a ‘domestic terrorist’, in his own lands and homes,”

    you have a point, anonymous.

    “Christianity” is badly in need of reformation.

    From my perspective, German theologians in the world wars era attempted to extirpate Hebrew – Abrahamic – Pauline influence on Christianity. Thomas Jefferson preceded them in that effort.

    I don’t hold that “white” men do evil solely due to the influence of Hebrews – Jews – zionists, but it is irrefutably the case that Hebrews – Jews – zionists have been powerful, perhaps determinative influencers in at least the majority of wars the USA has engaged since at least W Wilson, and arguably the US Civil war.
    (Not sure about US conquests of Mexican lands, & Philippines — “white” “Christians” were fully on board for those adventures: was it the Jew in Christianity, or the Jesus in Christianity that was the dynamo?)

    Those who call themselves Christians need to rethink and choose to whom they pledge the loyalty, Jesus or Jews.

    • Agree: Rurik
  50. Corvinus says:
    @Gina Schrank

    “speak out forcefully and continually about the election fraud…”

    Not quite.

    Most of the affidavits center on allegations that volunteers who wanted to watch votes being counted weren’t able to be as close to the count as they wanted (given the coronavirus pandemic) or alleging vague claims…Moreover, a key issue is whether the affidavit is filed in court, as most filed by the Trump’s lawyers were not…Other witnesses signed affidavits that said, “I believe my vote for Donald J. Trump and Michael Pence was not counted.” But when pressed by judges, they admitted they didn’t have any actual evidence to support that. A similar thing happened in Chatham County, Ga., where the GOP called two witnesses as part of its allegation that 53 ballots received after Election Day were predated to make them appear valid. But under questioning, the witnesses acknowledged they didn’t know whether the ballots were actually received after the deadline, while witnesses for the local elections board testified under oath that they were received on time.

    In President Donald Trump’s second loss in court in a single day, a Michigan judge rejected the Trump campaign’s bid to stop counting ballots without their inspectors present. The judge scoffed at plaintiffs’ “hearsay” evidence that a lawyer said she heard from a poll worker regarding dates supposedly changed on ballots.

    “‘I heard someone else say something,’” Michigan Judge Cynthia Stephens said on Thursday, summing up an affidavit submitted by the Trump campaign. “Tell me how that is not hearsay. Come on now!”

    An attorney for the Democratic National Committee, seeking to intervene in the case, argued that the Trump campaign lacked factual support.

    “No evidence in the record would allow the court to find a likelihood of success on the merits,” the DNC’s counsel Kevin Hamilton said in court.

    “All of this is really an effort to stop the counting of ballots by Michigan voters,” he added later.

    Remember, Trump’s lawyers consistently backed down when asked by courts to offer specific evidence. Again, how do you specifically address the fact they said they did not allege fraud when pressed by the courts?

    For example, they sought have the Bucks County (PA) Court of Common Pleas invalidate more than 2,200 supposedly “defective ballots” that were counted after a review by the Board of Elections. Trump lawyers agreed to sign documents saying that there was zero evidence of fraud or misconduct when it came to said ballots. Attorneys for both sides signed a “joint stipulation of facts—an instrument meant to provide the court with facts relevant to the case that are undisputed by either party in the action—which clearly disavows any claims that voting in the commonwealth’s fourth-largest county was affected by any fraudulent conduct.” The joint statement literally reads: “Petitioners do not allege, and there is no evidence of, any fraud in connection with the challenged ballots.” Additionally, both sides agreed that election observers from each party were allowed full access to view the pre-canvassing and canvassing processes.

    And we are still waiting for Sydney Powell to reveal her smoking gun evidence of how Trump votes were changed to Biden votes, thanks to the seizure of servers in Germany by the U.S. Army.

    Furthermore, why did American Thinker apologize for false Dominion Voting articles?

    “These statements are completely false and have no basis in fact. Industry experts and public officials alike have confirmed that Dominion conducted itself appropriately and that there is simply no evidence to support these claims,” reads the rest of the statement. “It was wrong for us to publish these false statements. We apologize to Dominion for all of the harm this caused them and their employees. We also apologize to our readers for abandoning journalistic principles and misrepresenting Dominion’s track record and its limited role in tabulating votes for the November 2020 election. We regret this grave error.”

  51. Rejec says:

    Why are you quoting the Post? The Washington Post is a vanity project of an affluent little bald ignoramus fluffed up by testosterone injections so he can bend one into the new squeeze he bought. Bezos sucks CIA dick to get ahead, so he naturally parrots CIA knuckledraggers. He has no concept of the principles that govern grownup countries in the civilized world:

    “the first and foremost restriction imposed by international law upon a State is that – failing the existence of a permissive rule to the contrary – it may not exercise its power in any form in the territory of another State.”
    S.S. Lotus (Fr. v. Turk.), 1927 P.C.I.J.

    When Japan broke this rule we nuked them. When Germany broke this rule Russia and the US firebombed their cities, and partitioned their territory for half a century.

    When the US breaks this rule, the free world is entitled to do all of that. Also they may take away Bezos’ testosterone, or just gradually squash his nuts like they did to non-Zio nazis. Bezos is Goebbels without the sex appeal.

  52. The Hillary Democrats say the 2016 US Presidential election was corrupted by Russia. The Trump Republicans say the 2020 US Presidential election was corrupted by the Democrats.

    Who are the imaginary Yanks who believe US elections aren’t corrupt? What party do they vote for? They certainly aren’t Democrats or Republicans.

    Why can’t Yanks run elections as democratically as Venezuela, India, South Africa, Turkey, Russia or Iran? Is it something about Yanks as people? Tribal loyalty above national identification, incompetence or poor morals?

    If democracy is something you do badly, why not model yourself on a country that can do it better? It’s not as if there aren’t dozens of such countries. How about New Guinea? They can handle more than 2 parties now (once they couldn’t) and you still can’t. [email protected]

  53. Why can’t Yanks run elections as democratically as Venezuela, India, South Africa, Turkey, Russia or Iran? Is it something about Yanks as people? Tribal loyalty above national identification, incompetence or poor morals?

    If democracy is something you do badly, why not model yourself on a country that can do it better?

    Because “democracy” (more like demoncracy) is just a tool, a sham for ignorant We The Sheeple simps to make us feel good that we “elect our leaders”. Unfortunately, a sizable amount of Americans, Brits & Canadians are too dumb to see that their democracy is a fraud.

    But the sheep are happy to participate in these democratic “events” without really doing the heavy lifting (rebellions, watering the Tree of Liberty, cleaning the house of putrid lobbyists, etc.) to actually protect said democracy. Why?

    Because they’re chicken shit. Plain and simple.
    I’m done with the “West”.

  54. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:

    >”I hope the Republicans will wake up and do all they can to block the alien invasion”

    Keep hoping Bigfoot will “ride to the rescue,” too.

    Republican leaders talk.

    Republican politicians talk.

    Republican voters talk.

    Conservative Christians talk.

    The Left, on the other hand, is awakened and united and ruthless. It acts, breaks rules, and wins.

    FACT: Trump wasn’t playing 3-D chess. He was fluffing Bibi.

    FACT: Santa ain’t comin’ to save the USA!

  55. Incitatus says:

    “Yet, when it comes to interfering in the affairs of other nations, how sinless, how blameless, are we Americans?”

    Good question. Pat the contrite? Doing penance?

    You must have a key opinion (if not too busy opining on pacifist Hitler). Please tell us! Don’t forget (your) Nixon years – Cambodia, Vietnam, China (WTO) and the rest. “Blameless”? Tell is about it. Spare no words.

    Hubris Nixon and son of hubris Buchanan. Who makes his way with 900 word op-eds written for suckers that gobble-up manure and help pay for his DC mansion.

    Stay well Pat. Purgatory (maybe Hell) awaits. Have fun while the sun shines.

  56. And if we do not give up this ideological imperialism, that end, especially where Russia and China are concerned, could come sudden and soon.

    There place of choosing will be Iran. It is where they will confront us indirectly by supplying and equipping Iran militarily. It is a war Jews here are pushing for and have for a long time. When the time comes our politicians will carry out their wishes. That is what the Jews pay them for.

  57. @animalogic

    That is precisely how it is intensely ideological. A fascist hyper-power always prefers other fascists.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  58. @Weaver

    In China it saw the greatest economic leap in history and the greatest poverty alleviation in history. In Cuba it brought the end of gangster rule, and 60 years of peace when the rest of ‘America’s backyard’ was a charnel-house of death-squad butchery. That’ll do for a start.

  59. @No Friend Of The Devil

    The US ‘DOJ’ is a vast Zionazi yeshiva, particularly the sanctions section, ruled always by a Zionazi boss.

  60. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    Not really, the US prefers obedient vassels. The “ideology” is a secondary, even tertiary issue.
    Better a complient Satan, than a wilful Jesus.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  61. Rurik says:

    so that Zion could rule the planet on the ashes of the white, Western world.

    The implication appears to be that it should be the white western world which should continue to rule the world? And, not Zion?

    How’s that working out for ya?

    Throughout the human struggle, the white race also participated in questionable practices like slavery, but certainly no more so than any other race, and of note, it was the white race that put a stop to this vile practice, among others, (human sacrifice, cannibalism, etc..).

    Since the culmination of the Enlightenment, the white race has given humanity unimaginable blessings. Not least among them is the very invention of human freedom, codified into the Bill of Rights. (America hasn’t represented the white, Western world since December 24, 1913).

    This isn’t to puff up white people with arrogance, (who as individuals can be just as loathsome as anyone else) but only to keep things in perspective.

    Now, what the world is witnessing, (and did so with gusto in the last century) is what it looks like when white rule is coming to an end, and the Western world (and beyond) is now being ruled by Zion.

    I don’t need to tell anyone what Zion did in the last century. The horrors of the Bolsheviks and the World Wars and their treatment of the Palestinians is testament to the depths of depraved cruelty that Zion has come to represent. Not to mention 9/11, and all the subsequent wars (and torture and drone assassinations), >>sigh<< that they've been doing again- with gusto.

    Now compare that to what the white race, (those not under the thrall of Zion) have been doing to 'rule the world'.

    How many nation has Ireland invaded? How many people has Iceland droned? How many people has New Zealand tortured in the last few decades? Has Poland enslaved anyone lately? What about Russia? We hear a lot about Russia in the Zio-news, but has Putin actually radiated journalists and critics, or like 'shooting down the plane, and attacking Ukraine, and hacking the U.S. election, have all the things Putin had 'been doing', all tiresome zio-lies?


    So where, (butt-hurt, anti-white loser ; ) are all these evil white people trying rule everyone else?

    The sabre rattling at China and Russia and Iran (Venezuela, Lebanon, and on and on and on…) is being done by Zion (imbecile) in case you haven’t noticed.

    If you want to heap your vitriol on the white man- then call him Zion’s dog. That would be apropos and all too true. But railing about non-existent white people trying to rule others, is idiocy (and raging butt-hurt ; ) most foul.

  62. @animalogic

    So, animal, tell us of ONE US stooge regime that was not fascistic, or was even marginally ‘Leftwing’ or ‘socialist.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  63. augusto says:

    Mr buchanan, you re so compassionate a patriot in your criticism.
    If what your damn country has been doing abroad in the last 60 years were just “ideological imperialism”, Asia, and Latin America would have been pretty nice places to live in the same period.
    HAITI for example where you stayed for 21 years. Vietnam, Korea where you killed
    20 per cent of population as confessed by a US general in your Senate Foreign affairs Commitee. Abu Graib, Bikini atol and so on.
    Guantanamo for example, grabbed in a glorious piracy operation since 116 years ago.
    The panama canal zone, taken from the natives for a song.
    Ideology in guatemala 1954. Much ideology in Brazil 1964. Lots of ideology in Chile 1973 with the blessing of H Kissinger. In uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Granada, Colombia , Ecuador and at least ten times in Bolivia.
    A manifest destiny to plague with blood, curse and disgrace other peoples in the name of ‘Freedom.

  64. anon[151] • Disclaimer says:

    Disasters caused by the implementation of US foreign policy mostly happened to the other fellow. The US has been able to dismiss foreign policy reversals as mere embarrassments. No cities have been blown up or landscapes laid waste in the US after all.

    I think it would be a good idea if Russia and China backed the “stop the steal” movement. Why not give the US a dose of its own medicine? It is long overdue. Tit for tat is not a bad response methodology and good fences promote more neighborly attitudes.

    As for the risks of war, one should consider that if one really wants one, one will have a war.

  65. @Anonymous

    I think what he was trying to say is since the US has interfered so much in other nation it would be dumb to think Russia wouldn’t try to do so in the US in some form.

  66. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    A “stooge regime” “not fascistic, or was even marginally ‘Leftwing’ or ‘socialist.”
    1. Chicken & egg issue here perhaps? Who rejects whom first?
    2. Australia, NZ, UK, Mexico etc etc have ALL swung leftward at times (the UK refused Vietnam, NZ refused the US navy, & the Philippines chucked out all the bases). But things sorted themselves out. As long as US investment is not interfered with too much, & the cost of the US spitting the dummy (pacifier) is high enough, then these things are worked thru.

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